“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.”
—Rainer Maria Rilke
Write From Your Heart gatherings are an opportunity to turn inward, listen deeply, and “live the questions” of your life.
Longing to connect with yourself?
Wish you had more time to write?
Want to hear other women’s stories and experiences?
Write From Your Heart gatherings are an easy and inexpensive gift you can give yourself!
What Write From Your Heart Participants Say...
“What I love about Write from your Heart is the sense of community and how shared words strengthen us individually and as a group. There is healing in this experience. We see each other, we hear each other, and we bravely tell our stories. This is important work at the best of times, but especially in trying times.”
Margaret MacDonald, Poet/Public Servant, Nova Scotia, Canada
“I really enjoy being part of the community of writers that attend the Write From Your Heart sessions with Renée. Being there returns me to the part of myself that finds joy in expression through poetry and song. I appreciate the different openings to share that Renée provides – pairs, small groups, whole group. And I find the writing prompts engaging and useful. I love the opportunity to share time with women from a variety of ages and life experiences, to hear their perspectives, and to be stimulated by how they express themselves in their writing. It’s inspiring.”
Silver Frith, Songwriter and Yasodhara Yoga Teacher, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Renée’s voice has the effect of listening to a soft rain, and her manner is one of gentle support. She is organized, with each session having a clear theme and prompts you can sink your writing teeth into. On the Zoom calls, the breakout rooms gave me an opportunity to really talk with other women in the group. I feel a sense of safety in the small and larger group of women, and I feel pleased with the quality of the writing I hear from the others and with the writing I have produced during the Write From Your Heart sessions.”
Karen Lumley, Writer and Mathematics Tutor, Alberta, Canada
“Write From Your Heart has given me a renewed sense of purpose with regard to my writing. The gathering invites another part of myself to attend; it’s a permission to go as deep as I want to and get a sense of insight or a peek into the mysterious, powerful parts of this journey. It’a a very supportive, open, friendly environment and Renée is excellent at guiding the group, warmly inviting us to go within, write from that place, and maybe even dare to share what we discovered.”
Lisa Steckler, Writer, Nova Scotia, Canada
“The Write From Your Heart workshop opened a window into my writing process and let some fresh air in. Renée keeps the group on track and holds supportive, encouraging space for each person to participate in their own way, whether that means by sharing or by just writing and listening in. The three short assignments we did during the workshop helped me connect with my own thoughts and feelings in a surprising way and my writing practice has deepened as a result.”
Jessica Marsh, Massage Therapist and Writer, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Renée’s Write From Your Heart is a safe place for me to connect with my heart and not only write, but verbally share my deepest thoughts. It is a place where I feel seen and heard! Renée’s use of writing prompts supports me to explore a topic from more than one perspective. I experience deep insights into myself in the days that follow the sessions.”
Katharina Reed, Story Listener, Teacher, and Guide, Nova Scotia, Canada
“In these monthly gatherings, I have found a supportive community of writers and a place to call home. Whether in-person or online, Renée is the kindest and most encouraging of guides. Her writing prompts promote deep reflection, bringing clarity to the sometimes muddy waters of the creative mind.”
Elizabeth Peirce, Author, Editor, and Independent Publishing Coach, Nova Scotia, Canada
“Write from your Heart leaves you with a full heart. Whether you’re looking to begin a writing practice or already have an established one, you will find community, support, and inspiration from these gatherings. Renée is an incredible and nurturing guide, facilitating a wonderful writing journey that takes you to a different place each time. Renée creates the space to connect within and encourages you to remember that putting pen to paper is, most importantly, a gift to yourself.”
Lisa Galvez, RD, IFNCP, Integrative Health Practitioner, Nova Scotia, Canada
Wherever you are in the world, if you’re looking for a chance to connect with yourself and with other women, you’re in the right place.
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What does the voice of your heart long to say?